amy tanAt this point, we're in the homestretch of waiting for Amy Tan's long-awaited (eight years!) new novel, with only a couple more months until The Valley of Amazement comes out in November. Hold onto your hats, though, because Tan's publisher, Ecco, just announced that not one, but two more books are forthcoming from the beloved and best-selling author.

First up in the Fall of 2014 is an (as of yet) untitled collection of essays that Tan describes as about "writing and the way my mind works—why I write, what I think about, what I wonder over, and the way my imagination gets released."

In the Fall of 2016, Ecco will publish The Memory of Desire, which Tan herself describes as "about a house in San Francisco and the battle for ownership among three families over the last seventy-five years. The narrator is an octogenarian who has had a stroke and finds she can speak only Chinese, the once-forgotten language of her childhood. She can now recall what she heard long ago, the source of the feud, and the reason her memory of it was removed. It's a story about motives, passion, and inherited desire."

Are you eagerly anticipating the release of The Valley of Amazement? How excited are you that you won't have to wait another eight years for the next one?

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